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72 Ford F100 customizations by Dalton Sexton

Discussion in 'Ford Pics' started by daltonsexton, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. TruckerJohn

    TruckerJohn I'm NEW... What now?

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    the custom gauge bezel looks cool. i like the photos of you and your son with the same truck :thumbs:
    any updates on your build?
     
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    daltonsexton I'm NEW... What now?

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    Thank you Trucker John. I have a lot of installation to do. I have no garage and suffer from narcolepsy and fibromyalgia among other things. With it being winter coupled with my wife being on a honeydo trip, updates are slow to come. I have some killer purple neoprene with which I plan to redo the headliner, visors, and door panels. It looks like purple carbon fiber.

    I recently blew the v reg. Because I forgot to disconnect the batt when i was checking sonething. So a new one was just installed.

    I still need to purchase a tachometer, speedometer, and two green leds (for turn indicators) in order to complete the instrument bezel.

    I have collected everything to completely replace the entire brake system except for the metal lines. Considering that the existing ones are rusty, and new ones are inexpensive, I think I might just go ahead and replace those too.... Or should I save for a bit and go stainless lines...

    Got to replace the speedo cable and gears.

    Ok, my narcolepsy med is kicking in and I am getting too loopy, more in the near future.....

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    When I installed the HEI ignition system, I had to delete the resistor wire. I did not realize i was disconnecting the I terminal on the voltage regulator as well. Today I corrected that wiring error so now the alternator is charging properly. I also installed a new water pump today.

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    Finally had a chance to do some work on the truck. Yesterday I did the first coat to blacken the engine compartment. When the temperature gets above 65 again, I will lightly sand the dull spots and shoot again. This is a trick to save sanding time.

    Today I installed the new valve covers and the new wire loom. The loom was initially too long, so I cut it and repolished the edges. I also needed to drill and file the mounting brackets for proper fit. The T handle at the brake booster wouldn't fit, so I installed a stainless steel allen bolt there instead. All in all, a very productive day. I especially like the oil filler plug.

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    Next I will install the chrome brake booster and billet aluminum master cylinder.

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    Here are some better photos.



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    It looks good, but I think I'd have taken the time to paint the intake manifold. :dunno:
     
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    Upgrading the engine later. These parts will inteechange.

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    Interchange

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    I did the top end in an old '74 350 I had and painted everything Chevy orange and black while I had it apart. I never thought about taking any pics of it, but it sure looked good. :lol:
     

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